Turkey donates $265K to Burkina Faso election regulator

Turkish ambassador to Ouagadougou said the donation is to help the country's electoral commission to secure free and fair elections OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Turkey has...

Zimbabwe: 2016 budget fixed at $4 billion

Strategy in place to clear arrears with IMF and other international lenders By John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the country's $4 billion 2016...

Nigeria: Buhari to intervene in MTN negotiations

From years of military rule, president has effectively been vested with powers to intervene in affairs of any federal body LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's President Muhammadu...

Muslims hit out amid Nigerian national-service hijab row

-Rule change in national service camps sees female Muslim recruits face ban on 'long' hijab By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigerian Muslims have rejected a...

UN warns Burundi slipping into ‘full-fledged civil war’

At least 277 people have been killed in Burundi since the outbreak of the political and security crisis in April 2015, the UN has...

South Africa to arrest ex-Israeli chiefs in flotilla case

South Africa has agreed to enforce a Turkish court’s warrants for four ex-Israeli military commanders involved in the 2010 deadly Mavi Marmara attack, police...

Turkey condemns suicide attack in Egypt

Seven killed in blasts claimed by Daesh affiliate in Sinai ANKARA - Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned a suicide attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that claimed seven lives. In...

Suez Canal upgrade may not live up to promise

Experts say canal upgrade may not attract levels of traffic projected By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA - Improvements to the Suez Canal may not provide the...

Obama: No ‘credible’ threat ahead of major holiday

‘We know of no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland,’ US president says WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama sought to reassure...

African Development Bank: Africa to grow from 3-4 pct

Encouraging the production of value-added products is one goal for the African Development Bank, president says ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - In an interview with Anadolu...

20 female political prisoners raped in Egyptian prisons: NGO

Revolutionary Coalition for Egypt’s Women says 62 female political prisoners still being held behind bars on ‘fabricated’ charges since coup CAIRO – More than 2,000...

Twelve policemen killed in Tunis bomb attack

Authorities declare 30-day state of emergency while president prepares to make public address TUNIS, Tunisia – A bomb exploded in the capital of Tunisia on Tuesday near a...

Cholera-hit Tanzania cancels independence day celebration

Tanzania president has urged citizens to use the day instead for a nationwide clean-up drive aimed at stemming the spread of a cholera epidemic...

US imposes sanctions on Burundi officials

Move follows political fallout after president successfully ran for third term WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama on Monday authorized the sanctioning of Burundi officials implicated...

US: Taliban should lay down arms, join peace process

-‘They really need to lay down their arms, help Afghanistan become a stable country,’ says US commander BERLIN – U.S. commander of the NATO-led Resolute...